Swiss fintech firms venture into Middle East
Saturday, 02 08 2020, Category: Technology, Country: Middle East
Swiss fintech company Instimatch has launched into the Middle East, having won a licence to operate in Qatar, and signed up its first Kuwaiti bank. The mineral and cash-rich region is proving a magnet for financial innovation from Switzerland.
Instimatch’s digital platform directly connects deep-pocketed corporate, financial and municipal lenders with global investments. The unsecured money-lending market shifts $200 billion (CHF194 billion) per day in Europe alone.
The company, which is poised to incorporate Islamic finance-compliant solutions and blockchain into its platform, says Qatar will be a springboard for further expansion in the Middle East and later to Africa and Asia. Qatar’s Masraf Al Rayan and Ahli banks are among the 80-plus entities signed up by Instimatch, along with Kuwait’s Gulf Bank.
Source: Swiss Info